A minor proposal by Governor Cuomo to limit wage awards in cases of binding arbitration for police and firefighters has brought rage from the union representing smokeeaters. They say the cap on awards is a frontal assault on labor by a "purportedly progressive governor in a state that is a citadel for organized labor."
In New York, you only get to call yourself progressive if you never cross the public employee unions and that's why the Governor was only able to make modest progress last year on pension reform.
The state's Taylor Law granted binding arbitration to the uniformed services in exchange for their right to strike.
Caps on arbitrated pay stokes fire - Times Union